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1935   
James Pye        Oglet Lane

1871census
Margaret Ashton          Head    81        Private housekeeper                 Lancs, Widnes
Margaret Hamish          S-in-L  65                                                              Lancs, Speke

1861census
James Ashton               head     60        Farmer of 92 acres                   Lancs, Fazakerly
Martha Ashton             Wife     60                                                            Lancs, Knowsley
John Ashton                   Bro      62        Ag Lab                                       Lancs, Kirby
Thomas Wyke              Neph    27        Carter                                         Lancs, Speke
Mary Wyke                  Niece   25        House servant                            Lancs, Speke
William Wyke                Rel       5                                                              Lancs, Speke
Mary Wyke                     Rel       1                                                                Lancs, Speke
John Leadbetter            Neph    21        Carter                                         Lancs, Garston
William Barber             Serv     18                                                               Lancs, Speke
John Rickshaw           Serv     18                                                                 Ches, Crew
Isabella Leadbetter       Serv     16        House Servant                          Lancs, Speke

1851census
William Ashton         Head    77        Farmer of 86 acres                   Walton, Lancs
John Ashton                 Son      52        Farmers son                             Walton, Lancs
James Ashton               head     50        Farmers son                             Fazakerly, Lancs
Martha Ashton            D-in-L  50        House keeper                           Huyton, Lancs
Mary Worrell               Gdau    15        House keeper                           Childwall, Lancs
Martha Ireland              Serv     33        House servant                           Childwall, Lancs
Edward Murray            Serv     17        Farm servant                            Ireland 
William Fry                   Serv     15        Farm servant                            Childwall, Lancs
Thomas Birchall            Vis       65        Saddler                                    Walton, Lancs

Extract from letter from 6/2/1869 from Geo Whitley

                                   James Ashton’s farm

            I had a letter from Meredith this morning saying that the old man died yesterday and sending an application from a very respectable party as Tenant who afterwards called & I told him the probability was it would not be let as a whole but would be added to some of the other farms. Cartwright from the Greyhound would be glad of it as he wishes to relinquish the public business.

Speke Estate

Occupier                     House, outbuilding                  Rent                 Per statute acre

                                    And Land contains

                                         a.       r.      p                       £      s   d               £   s   d

Ashton James               93      1     38                          204. 5. 0                2  3  
Atherton Richard          175      0     29                    388.12.0                 2  4 
Atherton Thomas          172      3       6                    385.  2.0                 2  4 
One cottage inclusive 
Atherton William           105    0        20                  216.  0.0                  2  1  1
Boyes Joseph                20    1        33                      50.  0.0                  2  8  10¼
Byron F.G.                  150    3          9                 335.   1.0                 2  4   5
Cartwright James         181    1        28          
Charlton William          119    1        30                 290.   7.4               2  8  
Cottage inclusiv
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Edwards Robert            137    0        19                301.   7.0               2  3  11¼
Home Farm                   162    1        10  
Holme Edward              117    1        25               243     0.0             2   1  
Jenkinson Sarah           188    0        36                390.  15.0              2   1   6
One cottage inclusive
Langshaw Thomas      100   3          7                    223.    4.0             2   4   3
Mawdsley William       176   2        17                 394.    2.0              2   4  
 2 cottages inclusive
Pinnington William    18   0        36                     50.     0.0            2  14 10¾
Leigh Ralph                 69   3        34                   151.  17.8            2   3  
Rimmer Mary             89   1        37                    196.  11.2           2   3  11
Sutton John                91    1        17
Sutton William           39    2          1                85.  10.0            2   3   

May 28th 1869 

Extract from letter from 8/3/1873 from Geo Whitley

Mrs. Ashton

occupied a cottage near the Greyhound and is recently dead she was the widow of Wm. Ashton whose farm you will recollect was divided some time since between other tenants. She was a very old person being upwards of 80 and has left no one to succeed her except her sister who is 67 years old. Miss Jenkinson was the first person who applied for it and I told her I would ask you, since then I have had four applications, one from Cartwright of the Greyhound who says you promised him he should have it as soon as Mrs. Ashton died, consequently he has the first claim, Mrs. Ashton’s sister is desirous of staying there but I do not see how her request can be complied with.

  Extract from letter from 1/4/1873 from Geo Whitley

Mrs. Ashton’s cottage

            You were right in saying she was not the widow of our old Tenant, they are going to have a sale in a week and claim the grates, which I find on enquiry, belong to them and I have requested Ball to attend the sale & purchase them as he says they will be sold for very little. I know not how to choose a tenant as Cartwright (The Greyhound) says the cottage was promised to him on Mrs. Ashton’s death & Miss Jenkinson was the first applicant on that event happening, it is equally convenient to both

  Extract from letter from 4/8/1873 from J Bubb

  I think Ball should be written to about leaving Ashtons Cottage unroofed there as been no men working there to day & enough rain as fallen to wash down the room ceilings

  Extract from letter from 23/8/1873 from J Bubb

                                    I have got Balls signature to Agreement for repairs at Ashtons cottage He as not finished there yet they are busy with some drainage on Mr. Lees farm I have not been to see that yet.